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A dark record both musically and lyrically, Overo’s self-titled debut is full of loss and death, regret and faded youth, yet tempers that existential gloominess with a sense of wistful nostalgia and a defiance that inspires you to keep going, no matter what. A mix of emo and hardcore with a few shades of post-rock texture thrown in for good measure, the album was recorded by Chris Ryan in Houston on March 23 and 24 this year, and is both raw and accomplished, beautiful and visceral. In fact, it sounds just like the favorite band from your youth that you never had -- until now.
“Honestly,” says Brendan, “this record means a lot to me because when I left Perfect Future to go to grad school four years ago, I had assumed that I’d never have the opportunity to be in a band like this again. This might not really be the answer you were looking for, but when I think about this record, I’m mostly just unbelievably pumped to have this opportunity again. It feels like I’m 21 again.”
Listen to Overo's self-titled album below: